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Class + Field Trip: Learning the Ropes of eBird Mobile

April 10 @ 6:00 pm April 13 @ 9:00 am

3113 Lake Farm Road
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Join the Southern WI Bird Alliance and instructor Megan Heneke for this two-part series, featuring an online introductory class focused on the main functions and tools of the eBird mobile app for your smartphone, followed by a field trip to practice these skills and see some great birds along the way.

eBird is a community science platform where you can record bird observations. It keeps track of your life list, helps you discover new birding locations, and shows you what other birders in the community are finding. Learn how to submit your observations, discover birding hotspots, and explore recent sightings, all from your phone.

Dates/times (your registration includes both components):

  • Online class: Wednesday, April 10, 6:00-7:30pm CT on Zoom
  • Field trip: Saturday, April 13, 9:00-10:30am CT at Lake Farm County Park

Participants should:

  • have an eBird account created before class (it’s free!) and
  • download eBird mobile on their smartphone (available on Android and iPhone).

WHEELCHAIR USE for Field Trip: Southern Wisconsin Bird Alliance (SoWBA) has one electric-powered wheelchair available for anyone to use for free. You can learn more about it here, and request it in the form when you register. Or, if you want to use a more rugged, all-terrain, outdoor wheelchair for this field trip, Access Ability Wisconsin offers them for free! To reserve a chair and trailer, visit their website.

Registration is $20/person, is limited to 15 people, and includes both the online class and field trip components.

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